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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 5: Like I'm the Only Squirrel in the World

(The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Collected Editions) #5)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,760 ratings  ·  210 reviews
Everyone gets a week-long break from class, and Squirrel Girl is taking Nancy to visit her parents up in Canada! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, RIGHT? Turns out, nothing! It's a great trip and nothing of note happens and our story is actually EXTREMELY DULL. Sorry everyone. No, just kidding! Our story is actually SUPER AWESOME and things get real crazy real quick once a cer ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Marvel (first published March 22nd 2017)
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Paul E. Morph
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Mew issue was FANTASTIC and the 25th anniversary issue was pretty cool, too. Also, Ant-Man! Overall, this is easily the best Squirrel Girl book so far.
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
If you can get past the fact that these stories make no sense and the art is terrible, there are a few jokes that might make you chuckle. Erica Henderson is capable of better art. The last page in the book shows her character designs for Squirrel Girl and they look better than every single panel she's ever drawn of this comic. I don't get it. All of her characters are drawn doing Elvis impersonations with their upper lip raised and if the characters weren't referred to by name, you wouldn't be a ...more
Another fun outing for Squirrel Girl. These really are zany fun to read. It is pure entertainment and Squirrel Girl doesn't always result with violence.

I love the last chapter where we seen Squirrel as a child growing up. That was great. The main story of the man who can divide and divide and then come back together - I wasn't really into. It was ok. I do feel like they set up situations simply to bring in different avengers. Do we really need those guys in this story. It does have it's place o
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Squirrel Girl is a lot of fun to read as usual. In this volume, Ant-man hates Canada, Taskmaster is foiled by house pets, and Hulk is a real jerk. I particularly liked the last issue collected in this volume which shows Squirrel Girl's life growing up. In that story, Doreen Green transforms from a child who feels like an outsider because of her gift to one of the most optimistic and positive heroes in the Marvel universe, all thanks to a little Squirrel named Monkey Joe. Monkey Joe, you're the b ...more
Ashley Marie
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay so tiny!Squirrel Girl might have been the best thing ever. Also Ant-Man. And Mew!

Can we get a Nancy issue now pls?
Stewart Tame
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another volume of Squirrel Girl, another four star review. Ho hum. Ryan and Erica make this look easy.

As always, the book is a delight. Yes, I’ve been singing its praises since volume one, but that's because its praises are still eminently singable. Doreen’s pluck and optimism and can-do determination make her an endearing heroine. The supporting cast is universally excellent--I'm particularly fond of Brain Drain. This volume even features the return of one of SG’s original creators--technically
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a bit of a disappointing volume, especially after the more-enjoyable-than-usual volume 4, (which is saying something serious about vol. 4, because Squirrel Girl is always enjoyable). I didn't like Ant-Man, I wasn't a fan of the plot, and there was something lacking here... not sure. I was excited to see Doreen's mom but felt that even with her inclusion this volume was missing some heart. Which is something that seems to come so naturally to these SG comics, so I'm kinda puzzled. I gues ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
A nihilistic brain robot! Ant-Man! Mew!! Squirrel Girl's birthday party!!! (at which she punches a Nazi and also Loki was there and it was gr9)
EDIT: OH SHOOT I forgot to mention that it was pro-libraries/library employees, and that is one the top ten ways to get me to like something tbqh.
Gretchen Alice
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I mean, it has Ant-Man and Brain Drain and Doreen's mom and Canada jokes aplenty. (Oh! And an issue from Mew's point of view!) Squirrel Girl is the best. ...more
Kate Stericker
I would die for Squirrel Girl
Chris Lemmerman
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Squirrel Girl goes to Canada!

It's more fun than it sounds.

Doreen, Doreen's mum, Nancy, and Tippy Toe team up with the Astonishing Ant-Man to take on a multiplying manipulator that takes over the entire country in three issues instead of a massive event comic! It's a bit long, and I feel like Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is best when doing one or two issue stories that build on each other rather than longer arcs (that Doctor Doom arc from a few volumes ago still haunts me), but it gets a few chuckle
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Squirrel Girl, a vegetarian whose superpower is empathy, remains unbeatable in fun volume 5.

Notable: Features issue 15, The Mighty Mewnir, cat protagonist

Quotable: "You can also take out our new book from the library! You might think that people in the business of selling books would be against places where you can read books for free, but here is a secret: libraries are awesome, librarians are even more awesome, and both are among the greatest things civilization has given us. No apologies; it
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
More Squirrel Girl!

This time she gets to use the square/cube law to defeat Enigmo - never mind that whole huge swaths of the Marvel Universe always ignore the square/cube law because it is inherently anti-pulpy (anything that says you can't make your dog 50 feet high and ride him through town is anti-pulpy).
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. This comic is just the absolute best.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
More awesomeness. (Will a little nihilism to lend it some weight.)

Read as individual digital issues.
Larissa Church
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chht chtty chkkk! If you don't know Squirrelese, that means "Squirrel Girl rules!" ...more
Kaysy Ostrom
It just stays fantastic and hilarious and amazing!
Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
This series continues to be great <3
Jan 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This wasn't as enjoyable as previous issues.... Not sure why!? Mood maybe... ...more
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's finally a foe Squirrel Girl can't beat: boredom! Doreen is on vacation with her mom and Nancy in the middle of the Canadian wilderness and SG is bored out of her mind. Lucky for her, someone is trying to take over the world...even the Canadian wilderness. So with Tippy Toe, Nancy, her mom, Brain Drain, and Ant Man, SG is out to save the world from a foe who may be a little unbeatable himself. There's also a story where Mew helps save the day. She's not even Cat Thor, just old, reliable M ...more
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Squirrel Girl herself have once again hit a home run.

I am not usually a fan of “funny”, but The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 5 had my husband and I cry-laughing together – that’s how awesome it is. And my husband doesn’t even read Squirrel Girl!

I know a lot of people don’t like the art style – and, actually, I’m not sure I really like it, either – but it works so freaking well for this cast. Squirrel Girl’s expressions are positively meme-y.

Like I’m the Only
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
And now for some unadulterated joy!

I love Squirrel Girl, guys. So many other comics these days are all grimdark and unhappy and full of Nazis, and Squirrel Girl is just... the opposite of that? Even Ms. Marvel, beloved of my heart, can sometimes get dark, but Squirrel Girl is bright and funny and meaningful and just fun. She's a delight, you guys.

Okay, so, first of all, if you haven't read Squirrel Girl before, go pick up volume 1: Squirrel Power, because it's worth it. If you have, welcome back
Alex Sarll
Wherein a nice quiet holiday in Canada starts out dull, then turns into a team-up with Ant-Man to save the world from a really obscure old villain who has still somehow managed to seize control of everything except Doreen and co. Plus! The 25th anniversary issue, featuring Doreen's incredibly charming origin story, plus some new work from her co-creator who isn't Steve Ditko. Which is far less good than the Ryan North stuff and betrays an appalling ignorance of the difference between screen and ...more
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adorable. Includes two mini stories - one a stand-alone adventure from the point of view of Nancy's cat (which was undeniably awesome if a bit confusing in some panels because, well, cat.) and an 'origin story' which is not an origin story at all, more a bizarrely ordinary growing-up for our favorite girl/squirrel.

As usual with North, there are LOADS of continuity shout-outs and easter eggs.

I was particularly delighted with the guest cover by John Allison, one of my FAVORITE web cartoonists. I s
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let's be honest here, USG is now one of my all time favs. I think I liked vol. 4 a teeny bit more than this volume, but my overall love for the comic comes in at 5 stars.

I you've somehow made it through 4 volumes of USG and haven't formed your own opinion...???

This volume features many friendly Canadian facts and jokes, the single issue about Mew, positive commentary on diversity, and general silliness. Plus some Doreen backstory that is charming and sweet!

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl never fails to make me smile at every page turn. Honestly, if you have not picked up a Marvel comic, a DC comic, a comic in general and you want to read something to get into the hype? Read Squirrel Girl. I love the art style and North's writing is superb, especially the Canada bits, they were too good. I loved every moment of it, and they had a comic about Squirrel Girl's origin and man did it hit in the feels. I can't wait for vol 6! ...more
Jodi Geever
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doreen and Nancy visit Doreen's mom in Canada. Meanwhile a villain who can divide into copies of himself takes over the world. While Squirrel Girl is off the grid. The nerve! She enlists the help of Ant-Man, though he gets a bit cheesed off when he finds himself spirited away to the Great White North.

As always, fun stuff. SG is one of my favorite superheroes.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a fun adventure!

Wasn't my favourite out of the series and the plot line of half the issues wasn't my favourite necessarily, but there were aspects that I loved so much and it gave me all the right feelings that you should get when you read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!

Doreen Green is my favourite!
Still funny, still great art, at times creative storytelling. The flashback issue and cats-eye perspective issue were particularly fun. Ryan North keeps injecting more of himself into the story (see: Canadian Vacation arc), which I can't complain about.

Something with such a positive, light, and silly sensibility is good to have in these dark times.
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